WASHINGTON — Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, presents an art show by Kris Sader entitled “Birds, Petals, and Stories — Selected Works from the Art Closet,” which runs through November. The reception is Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

“Art is a response to the world we live in based on who we are and what becomes important to us. Working, responding and needing to express those yearnings inside is part of an artist’s process,” Sader said. “As I explore environs, I find that these seemingly different places/sites share patterns, characteristics and human psychology. These are the dynamics I try to express in my art. Improvisation is a primary tool I use and apply to printmaking to make it spontaneous. Joseph Beuy’s idea of ‘spirituality of matter’ appeals to me. I believe strongly in our link to nature and imagination and how this drives the human existence. I hope my work reflects our connection to the biological, physical and psychological.”

Sader grew up in Tucson, Ariz. In 1987, the family moved to Maine. She holds a BA in Performing Arts/Dance, an MS in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, and a BFA in Studio Art. Sader is a printmaker and environmental site-specific installation artist.  As a printmaker she uses non-toxic, health and environment-friendly, printmaking methods, which she helped research at the University of Maine. In addition to showing her work locally, nationally and internationally, she gives presentations on her work and has taught non-toxic printmaking techniques in workshops and as an adjunct lecturer in printmaking at the University of Maine. She was a recipient of an artist fellowship at Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, and numerous Artist in Residencies.

For more information, call the library at (207) 845-2663.